Pregnancy and NQT Year
I am currently in my NQT year .. I recently found out that I’m about 5 weeks pregnant and it was not planned at all.
First of all, I’m absolutely petrified. I previously suffered a miscarriage back in 2015 and I was absolutely heartbroken. All I’ve ever really wanted is to be a mum! I guessed that setback gave me the kick to sort my career out first before we tried again and let myself have some breathing time from thinking about ovulation dates.
Flash forward 2 years later .. I can’t help but feel like this pregnancy is REALLY bad timing. I feel anxious already to tell my work .. I’m on a 1 year fixed term contract as all NQTs are, with the potential to be made permanent if I pass the year. The years going great so far - almost half way through .. I just feel like I’m really taking the piss to go on maternity (am I entitled any maternity pay?) and that they might think I’m not serious about my career and may not even extend my contract because of this. My brain is just doing overtime .. I also realise I won’t be the first person this has happened to and that there isn’t a right or wrong time. I know that I would be a great mum, and the baby would be due late September (providing everything goes well) so it wouldn’t stop me from completing my induction year.
Just wondering if anyone else has been in the same position and what the outcome was?
Thanks so much in advance